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 (tûrp′sĭ-kə-rē′ən, tûrp′sĭ-kôr′ē-ən)
Of or relating to dancing.
A dancer.

[From Terpsichore.]


(ˌtɜːpsɪkəˈrɪən; -ˈkɔːrɪən)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to dancing or the art of dancing
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a dancer


(ˌtɜrp sɪ kəˈri ən, ˌtɜrp sɪˈkɔr i ən, -ˈkoʊr-)

1. pertaining to dancing.
2. a dancer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terpsichorean - a performer who dances professionallyterpsichorean - a performer who dances professionally
ballet dancer - a trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company
ballet master - a man who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
ballet mistress - a woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
belly dancer, exotic belly dancer, exotic dancer - a woman who performs a solo belly dance
chorine, chorus girl, showgirl - a woman who dances in a chorus line
dance master, dancing-master - a professional teacher of dancing
hoofer, stepper - a professional dancer
kachina - a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
nautch girl - a professional dancing girl in India
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
tap dancer, tapper - a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes
taxi dancer - a woman employed to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance
Adj.1.terpsichorean - of or relating to dancing; "her terpsichorean activities"


A person who dances, especially professionally:
Slang: hoofer.


adj (form, hum) skill etcim Tanzen; Terpsichorean artTanzkunst f
References in classic literature ?
So, doing a tight-rope act on a wire stretched across Niagara was a safe terpsichorean performance compared with waltzing twice with Dempsey Donovan's paper-box girl.
This was such an entirely new view of the Terpsichorean art as socially practised, that Mrs Lammle looked at her young friend in some astonishment.
Reyes immediately went into high gear, lining up retrospectives that trace the journey of a troupe of artists including ballet dancers, costume designers, composers and visual artists committed to show the world-class quality of Filipino terpsichorean talent.
AM I alone in thinking that the television programme Strictly Come Dancing is nothing but a load of terpsichorean tat?
The unveiling of the competitors on this enduring terpsichorean series is national news, and while the show has earned a whopping 88 total nominations and 14 wins, it's never taken the reality competition series crown.
There is a strong terpsichorean element on the menu, including a session on Baroque Dance at Angel Place on April 16 (11am), and the Pride and Prejudice Ball at the Guildhall on May 14 (8pm).
The original double-height space of the rotunda will be reinstated and cupolas that once sat on the three-storey towers either side of the rotunda will be rebuilt, allowing the copper terpsichorean female figures - known as the 'dancing ladies' - to be returned to their original position on top of the cupolas.
Indubitably Lambert--what with his wild terpsichorean enthusiasms, his extremes of pride and self-laceration, the ceremoniousness of his verbal thrusts--would have coped far better in 16th-century than in 20th-century England.
One may view the depiction merely as an interlude, an opportunity for Pola Negri, an actress and dancer new to the German screen, to display her terpsichorean charms.
While CLS built a large body of scholarly work that was heavily freighted with inherited jargon--"fundamental contradiction," "false consciousness," "counter-hegemonic consciousness," "ideological state apparatuses," even "deviationist doctrine"--it needed the adroit elusiveness of its own Jack Flash, a rhetorician with considerable terpsichorean skills.
The Dancing Goddesses--a title that automatically signals credulity and romanticism--posits a kind of terpsichorean Collective Unconscious.
The dancers, garbed in dainty coloured costumes, step from the wings, and commence their terpsichorean act.